Go Doo-shim reveals her feelings on the upcoming melodramatic movie 'Everglow'

연합뉴스 / 2021-06-14 19:41:49
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▲ This photo provided by Myung Film shows a scene from the movie "Everglow." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

▲ This photo provided by Myung Film, shows the movie poster for "Everglow." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)



SEOUL, June 16 (Yonhap) -- Actress Go Doo-shim (70) expressed her feelings of working with her 33 year younger co-star Ji Hyun-woo (37) as lovers in her upcoming movie "Everglow," set in the actress's hometown Jeju Island.

During the press conference held shortly after the premiere of "Everglow" at CGV Yongsan I'Park Mall, Go mentioned, "Throughout my acting career, I have always had a lot of regrets for melodramas," adding "My role in this film is very unconventional and transcends age boundaries."

"In fact, I didn't think I could take this part because I haven't had any experience of acting with a younger co-star," Go said. "Ji Hyun-woo looks soft and gentle on the outside, but while working together, he showcased a masculine side of him. I fell in love with those aspects and was able to successfully finish the film."

Actor Ji Hyun-woo also said, "I respected actress Go Doo-shim a lot when I saw her approaching the staffs first because she was worried they might feel uncomfortable. I was also able to act naturally because she had a girlish side of her."

Film director So Joon-moon, who directed "Everglow," said, "I didn't think of age as merely a number. Instead, I made the movie with the idea of two people from different generations coming together to form a beautiful love by comforting and healing each other.

"Everglow," is a story about Ko Jin-ok (Go Doo-shim), a female Jeju diver (also known as 'Haenyeo' in Korean) who harvests a variety of sea life from the ocean, meeting a documentary producer Kyung-hoon (Ji Hyun-woo), who has come to Jeju to interview her. Ko Jin-ok opens her heart little by little throughout the film. The film was actually filmed in Jeju Island.

"I was very lucky to film a movie in my hometown," Go said. "It was a great opportunity to look into female Jeju divers who have worked for 40 or 50 years in great detail.

Asked why the film centered around a 'haenyeo,' director So said, "It was touching to see female divers in Jeju making a living on a barren island. Inside the black rubber suits the divers wear, I thought there would be a flower-like appearance and I wanted to capture that in this film."



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